Amongst these whose working lives have been upended, de facto authorities “banned” roughly 400 ladies staff at a pine nut processing from the office and dismissed one other 200 at an influence plant, the UN Help Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) stated in a report on the human rights situation.
The Mission additionally famous that girls have been arrested for buying contraceptives and that single feminine workers at a healthcare facility have been “suggested” to get married by officers from the so-called Division for the Propagation of Advantage and Prevention of Vice, or threat dropping their jobs.
The officers reportedly acknowledged that “it was inappropriate for an single girl to work.”
Many ladies have been additionally not allowed to board buses or go to work as a result of they have been single or as a result of they didn’t have a mahram – a male chaperone – to accompany them in public.
Enforcement of ‘hijab’ decree
The report additionally famous that a number of ladies have been arbitrarily arrested in Kabul and different places for “not sporting correct hijab”.
Most have been launched after their mahrams signed a assure that they’ll adhere to the hijab decree sooner or later.
“The measures taken by the de facto authorities contradicts the hijab decree itself,” UNAMA stated.
“For a primary violation of the decree, a warning is to be issued to particular person’s mahram (on the place of residence), for a second violation, the person’s mahram is to be summoned, for a 3rd violation, the person’s mahram could also be imprisoned for as much as three days and for a fourth violation, the person’s mahram is to be introduced earlier than the de facto courtroom for additional motion.”
Freedom of expression
UNAMA additional famous that the de facto authorities continued to infringe the best to freedom of expression by limiting the chance to hunt, obtain and impart info and concepts.
On 14 December, the Taliban Ministry of Increased Training issued a letter instructing all universities and personal schooling establishments to take away books that are thought of towards the legal guidelines of Hanafi jurisprudence.
This contains books regarding Shi’a perception, political events and supplies authored by people related to the elected Authorities the Taliban deposed, the report acknowledged.
In additional examples, 4 ladies’s rights activists and three workers of a radio station have been arrested between September and December merely for doing their jobs.
Though 5 of them have been launched, one rights activist stays in detention and one journalist was sentenced to a 12 months in jail.
Remnants of battle
The report notes that not less than 11 folks have been killed and an extra 51 wounded by unexploded ordnance between October and December 2023. Forty-nine of the 62 victims have been kids (41 boys and eight women).